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For those who love their Minecraft-like games, Elsewhere from the developer of Hearthlands might be one to keep an eye on. Early days for it currently, so I will be keeping tabs on this one to see if they manage to make it into something special.

I actually quite liked Hearthlands, so I'm keen to see more from this developer.

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They already have quite a lot of it done, as they've been working on Elsewhere for "over 5 years". Features are already included like LAN multiplayer, procedural world generation, over 50 different biomes and sub-biomes, caverns, tons of vegetation, a day and night cycle, tools, farming and so on. They're also working towards survival aspects like health and hunger, adding in structures, monsters and animals, machines and automation, weather and so on.

Frankly though, they're going to need to give a good reason to play this over Minecraft or Minetest (with some mods). There's no getting around how similar it looks right now, so they need to explain what the differences are and why you might want to choose this when it's further developed.

See more on the official site. It does mention that Linux is supported but they've yet to give it a proper launcher, they said on Twitter you will need to edit the config manually for changing options until that's done.

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liberodark 23 April 2019 at 7:59 pm UTC
Have try game is good but is alpha and have make a launcher and installer for this game on linux
Would be good and add multiplayer launcher on linux too.
garpu 24 April 2019 at 2:38 am UTC
That looks like they cribbed footage of Minecraft with the Biomes O'Plenty mod and the John Smith textures. (Word changed, it's late here.)


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